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Aug. 17, 2021

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Three-year construction project on I-35W between Roseville and Lino Lakes is complete

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The road construction project to improve twelve miles of Interstate 35W between Roseville and Lino Lakes is complete. All lanes and ramps in the project area are now open, and motorists can expect smoother pavement on roads and bridges, new E-ZPass lanes, more predictable travel, less congestion and increased safety.

During the past three years, crews paved lanes totaling 135 miles of roads, reconstructed eight bridges, constructed noise walls in seven new areas and updated utilities.

“We’re grateful to everyone who helped make these improvements a reality: our community partners, the crews who constructed the roads, and especially the motorists and residents who were impacted by this road work. Thank you for your patience,” said Melissa Barnes, MnDOT Metro District North Area Manager. 

As part of this work, E-ZPass lanes were constructed between Roseville and Blaine. This new express lane route is the fourth in the Twin Cities; previous routes include I-35W in the south metro, I-35E and I-394. During peak weekday hours (6-10 a.m. and 3-7 p.m. Monday – Friday), E-ZPass lanes are available at no cost to buses, motorcycles, vehicles with two or more people, and to solo drivers who pay a fee. Outside of those peak hours — around 90% of the time — E-ZPass lanes are free to all motorists. Learn more about E-ZPass and sign up for an account at ezpassmn.org.